A call for artists to apply to be part of this one-day, collaborative arts event that will take place on the grounds of The New Britain Youth Museum’s Nature Center at Hungerford Park in Kensington. The unique and beautiful setting on the pond trail the day before the summer solstice, will be the location for artists working in sculpture, public art or 3 dimensional media, to feature a work based on this years’ theme of Wind, Water and Wildlife. In collaboration with the Art League of New Britain, the Youth Museum is soliciting proposals from artists throughout Connecticut who wish, to participate in this juried show. In addition to the sculpture walk, we will be planning a full day of events, including a children’s and youth art show, artist demonstrations, and a concluding awards reception. There will be an opportunity for artists to sell their work at a designated location on the grounds.
1st prize: $750.00 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $250 Honorable Mention: $100, Peoples Choice Award: Gift Certificate for Artsists Materials All submitted works must be constructed from materials that can withstand exposure to variable weather conditions. The works will be displayed in an unprotected, public area for one day only, so all submitted works must be structurally sound enough to withstand some handling, touching, and possible physical stress. There will be no security in place after the designated times for the event so all artists will have to arrange to place their artwork(s) before the show and pick up their work afterward. Work needs to be installed by Friday, June 22, 2018 by 2:00 and removed after 6:30 PM. We are not responsible for work left after the event.
All sculptures/ artwork must conform to the following criteria: The subject matter of the work must reflect one or all of the themes of the show, Wind, Water and Wildlife The subject matter must be suitable for children and families Artists must submit a proposal describing their work by June 1, 2018. The Event Committee reserves the right to reject any art work that does not meet the criteria There is no size requirement, but artists must be able to transport and install their sculpture/ artwork in the selected location without assistance of heavy equipment or machinery It is strongly recommended that artists visit the Hungerford sight before submitting a proposal. Once your proposal has been accepted, site locations may be chosen on a first come first served basis Artists will be notified by June 4th if their proposal has been accepted.
Entry Fees: There is a non refundable, $30 entry fee, $20 for Art League or Museum Members, per sculpture and it must be submitted with your proposal Limit 3 pieces. Checks made payable to New Britain Youth Museum. Tables are available for artists that want to sell items